January 11, 2017 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on the Election Results in SD-22 and HD-85

by Democratic Party of Virginia

Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statements after the results of HD-85 and SD-22 were released:

"I commend Ryant Washington and his team for a truly hard-fought race in Virginia's 22nd Senatorial District. Ryant left it all on the field, and I'm confident that his role as a community leader and public official won't stop here.

"I'd also like to thank the many volunteers who spent countless hours shaping up this race in a short amount of time. It's inspiring to see so many Democrats get involved - it's a positive sign for our other races in 2017. This district might be deep red for now, but we're proud of our coordinated efforts that put this race on the map for the first time in many years."

"I'd like to commend Cheryl Turpin on her hard-fought race. She inspired so many people to get involved and brought important issues to the forefront. I know Cheryl will continue to fight in her community for the issues that matter to the people of Virginia Beach."